In honor of it finally becoming available on streaming services, Jeff Weiss pays tribute to Webbie's "Savage Life"
The Rap-Up: Week of Feb. 19th February 18, 2016
New old Kanye, another consistent Spitta Andretti tape, a new project from Ras G, and more.
Back with another haunted meditation on incarceration and graves, Boosie is in rare form.
Lil Boosie “Crazy” August 19, 2014
Paul Thompson paid for the necklace and ate breakfast We celebrate a curious quality in our rap stars. The contradiction—a blunt, imprecise tool—humanizes these larger-than-life figures, we say. Makes them seem like us. Nas documents the plight of the black woman, then buys her jewelry and holds it over her head; Kanye laments his materialism […]
Torii MacAdams is like all races combined in one man like the ’98 summer jam A decade is a long time to plan for. Even Joseph Stalin, a dictator, only had the temerity to plan in five year increments. The initial plan led to the starvation of millions. The baby-faced DJ Mustard’s ostensible plot for […]
Skip town for a week and you inevitably wind up behind on the latest round from the bard of Baton Rouge. The week I go to New York, Boosie ends up on DJ Skee’s show on AXS TV performing “Smoking on That Purple,” thereby depriving me of the meta experience of exhaling velvet clouds while […]
It was inevitable that the man who brought the world ratchet would meet the other man who brought the world ratchet. Boosie meets Mustard and somewhere Mandingo from Lava House is repping Shreveport, the original ratchet city and no one is still listening. If you didn’t know, Boosie and Hurricane Chris have a long history. […]
After two months of freedom, it’s pretty clear that Boosie remains on his Jamal Crawford, still crafty and agile despite age, gravity, and common sense threatening to catch up to him. He is a special breed. Since I have a Boosie Jobu doll posted up on my mantle, it’s mandatory that I review all new […]